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Category: Massage Therapy

Why is there Growing Demand for Massage Therapists?

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Natural, Preventative Care and Aging Population Behind Industry Growth By all indications, massage isn’t just a healing practice; it’s big business! According to IBISWorld, a leading resource for business intelligence, massage therapy was an $11.7 billion industry in the United States in 2014. Demand is expected to increase for the foreseeable future, which will lead to […]

How Can Reflexology Training Benefit Your Massage Therapy Career

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You can get a degree in massage therapy at First Institute and take the first step toward a career in reflexology. Do you like to help people? Would you like a career that is fulfilling and rewarding? You may want to train as a reflexologist, and work in one of the most popular modalities of […]

Combine Your Love of Sports with Massage Therapy

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Use Your Love of Sports to Help Others If you are interested in massage therapy as a career choice, you may want to specialize in a certain area. One popular area of massage therapy is sports massage. Being a sports massage therapist can be an exciting career path for people who love sports or for […]

Swedish Massage vs. Deep Massage

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What is the difference between these two popular massage styles? Have you ever been to a spa or massage studio and noticed the several different types of massages offered? Do you know much about their differences, or do you just go with the flow and pick the first one on the massage “menu?” Below we take […]

Sports Massage Therapy Career

Massage Career

Learn Sports Massage to Enhance Your Massage Therapy Career Students pursuing a massage therapy career: do you know about sports massage? If not, you’ve come to the right place! Sports massage isn’t just for professional athletes, contrary to common belief. When the practice was first introduced, yes, sports massage was intended to prepare athletes’ bodies […]

Self-Employed Massage Therapist

Massage Career

A career in massage therapy is attractive for many reasons because it offers so many options. You can choose which modalities you’ll work in, what kind of business (spa, resort, medical practice, etc.), and area of the country where you want to work. You must even consider whether you want to be a self-employed massage […]

Not-So-Typical Day as a Massage Therapist

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There really isn’t a “typical day” as a massage therapist, because most massage therapists have very flexible schedules. In fact, if you own your own practice it is likely that you will set your hours based on what fits best with your schedule. Other factors that vary among massage therapists are specialties, willingness to travel […]

Massage Therapy Practitioners

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The physical demands of a massage therapy career Massage therapy is a physically demanding career. Because they use the same muscles and recurring movements, massage therapists face repetitive motion injuries that few people experience. Many massage therapy practitioners develop pain and discomfort by falling into bad habits. In order to prevent these types of injuries, […]

Massage Therapy Etiquette

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Professional Etiquette Keeps Massage Therapy Clients Comfortable When most people think of massage, they envision a relaxing experience in which one can let go of their troubles and physical pain, while also rejuvenating their mind and body. And because the experience is so personal and involves close contact with a massage therapist, the client naturally falls […]

5 Most Beautiful Outdoor Massage Spas in the World

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As a Massage Therapist, you could qualify to work at a world-class resort like the ones listed here A career in massage therapy can come with many perks— one of those perks being the option to work just about anywhere in the world you want. Once you’ve finished massage school, the options are endless. Whether […]